Ghana lies on the west coast
of Africa. It is bordered on the north by Burkina Faso, on the west by Côte
dIvoire, and on the east by Togo.
country lies just above the equator and is on the
which passes through the seaport of Tema, about
24 km to the east of Accra, the capital.
Lake Volta, dominates
Ghanas south-eastern territory, and is the worlds
largest artificial lake. The lake was created when the Akosombo
hydro-electric dam was built in 1964. Geographically, Ghana
lies within the tropics. The north of the country differs greatly
in climate from the south. Southern Ghana is much wetter, has
high temperatures all year round, and has a very short dry season.
Lush forests and all kind of crops grow throughout the year.
Farmers in the North struggle to grow anything during the long